Although this was a completely unknown and unexpected special need (I do laugh because radial club hand was an original item on our medical checklist and limb difference was NOT!)
So a month and 2 sets of cast we got to see our amazing Dr's handiwork! And can I jsut say it was amazing!!
He took the tendon from teh ring finger ~ fished through and around the tendon by the palm (pinky side) and the attached it to the thumb. In essence it has created a pulley effect. They had enough tendon to wrap? it around the thumb stabilizing it and keeping it from constantly dislocating.
So we pulled off the casts yesterday and his thumbs (which previously was up by the other fingers) is now down where. . . you know where a thumb should be!!
Cav did great - I mean really I think this is cast number 11 & 12 for the kid to have removed and he finally has stopped screaming!!
The interesting fact is that Cav's casts did NOT slow him down at all (as in coloring with black sharpie on my light carpet slowing down LOL) We realized how much he used the pointer and middle finger to do everything. Now as his hands heal we will have OT and make sure he develops a pincer grasp.
THere is also an incision on the front side of his thumb
I of course grabbed some washcloths to wash the grossness that had become his skin ugh.
Couldn't you jsut bite his little keester ` so cute!!
** I can't believe I forgot the most important part of the day.**
Because we didn't know,
We also did NOT research hand surgeons,
oh God sent us to the most amazing man.
He loves our boys,
There are very few people I let touch my littles,
but we are going ahead with Tao's surgery on May 10th.
I am at peace with this man.
I know that Tao's story especially,
I pray that someday I might now how God is using this tiny boy of ours,
and what God has planned.
I also spent most of the drive home in tears,
not because the days was stressful,
or Cav lost it once again and then regained it,
but simply because God is in the details,
He knew this journey even before we went on it.
THAT gives me such comfort